Man pleads not guilty to intimidating mosque worshippers

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Posted: Oct 23, 2015 6:28 AM

PARMA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of making intimidating comments outside a suburban Cleveland mosque has pleaded not guilty to new charges.

Parma police say 52-year-old James Remington stopped his car outside the mosque on the morning of Sept. 24 while people were gathering. They say Remington spoke with a mosque official who was helping direct traffic and began calling worshippers child molesters and terrorists.

The mosque official said Remington reached for something under the passenger seat before driving away. Police said they found a machete after arresting him.

Northeast Ohio Media Group reports (http://bit.ly/1LqO4P8 ) the Parma man was initially charged with aggravated menacing and ethic intimidation. A grand jury indicted Remington Oct. 7 on those charges, but added breaking and entering and carrying concealed weapons.

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Information from: Northeast Ohio Media Group, http://www.cleveland.com